Tuition and Living Accommodation Costs (TLAC)
Summary of changes
Activity on this program started: 1972-1973
Starting with the 2019/2020 data, a new methodology was used to calculate the weighted average tuition fees for Executive and Regular Masters of Business Administration (MBA) programs. This change resulted in a more accurate reflection of the proportion of MBA students enrolled in executive and regular programs. This methodology was applied from 2011/2012 onwards and results in a change in weighted average tuition fees for these programs in some provinces.
As of 2019/2020, the TLAC field of study "Other Health, Parks, Recreation and Fitness" was subdivided into "Other Health, Parks, Recreation and Fitness" and "Optometry".
As of 2018/2019, Architecture and Related Technologies was renamed Architecture.
As of 2017/2018, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Law, Legal Professions and Studies were renamed:
- Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Legal Studies
As of 2016/2017, the data provided by degree-granting colleges will be included in the weighted average calculations, and the detailed breakdown of Additional Compulsory Fees by field of study was eliminated.
Data sources - Formerly, a paper questionnaire was sent to respondents. As of the 2011-2012 cycle, all universities and degree-granting colleges report via an electronic questionnaire.
Starting this year, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs have been excluded from the national and provincial weighted averages to eliminate the impact of the high cost of these programs on the overall tuition fee average.
Instrument design - For the collection cycle 2008-09, there was a redesign of the questionnaire. The new fields of study presented for both graduate and undergraduate programs are adapted from the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP).
Data file - The purpose of the survey is to collect tuition fees and living accommodation costs concerning all universities and degree-granting colleges across the country.